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SubjectRe: [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology
On Thu, 9 Jul 2020 17:13:51 +0100
Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 10:01:18AM -0600, Shuah Khan wrote:
> > On 7/9/20 4:43 AM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>
> > > For coherency, if "blacklist/whitelist" won't be used anymore, an
> > > alternative to graylist should also be provided.
>
> > What is "graylist"? Does it mean in between allow/deny?
>
> Yes. Typically it's used in situations where you don't want to deny
> something but might for example want to do extra checks to verify that
> things are OK.

The only time I use greylist is for postgrey, that when an email comes
in, it will initially reject it, expecting the mail server to try
again, and the second time it lets it through. This does stop a lot of
spam, at the cost of waiting up to a few hours for email :-/

-- Steve

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